Book Reviews – February 2017 – Sallie Eden

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Harm by Hugh Fraser – Published by Urbane Publications, 2015 Firstly, let me declare that I’m a bit partisan; Agatha Christie is my favourite author and I think Hugh Fraser is the best, the definitive, the […]

Book Review – February 2017 – Sallie Eden

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The Optician of Lampedusa by Emma Jane Kirby – Published by Allen Lane, 2016 The haunting true story of Carmine Menna, a quiet, honest and hard working optician, who, with his wife and six of their friends, […]

Book Review – January 2017 – Sallie Eden

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Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories (a personal anthology) By Andrea Camilleri (translated by Stephen Sartarelli) – Published by Picador, November 2016 At this time of year, many of us are in need of comfort food […]

Book Review – November 2016 – Sallie Eden

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Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police by Carmen Bugan – Published by Picador, 2012 Carmen Bugan’s memoir of her childhood in 1980s Rumania shares some of the elements of life as portrayed […]

Book Review – November 2016 – Sallie Eden

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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald – Published by Vintage, 2016. First published in Sweden in 2013 If you liked ‘A Man Called Ove’ you’re pretty certain to like this. Katarina Bivald’s […]

Book Review – October 2016 – Sallie Eden

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Whispering Hope: The True Story of the Magdalene Women – Nancy Costello, Kathleen Legg, Diane Croghan, Marie Slattery and Marina Gambold with Steven O’Riordan – Published by Orion books, 2015 The terrible, true story of just five […]

Book Review – September 2016 – Sallie Eden

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Special Rehearsal Edition Script) Parts One and Two – Based on an original new story by J K Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne – Published by Little, Brown, 2016 This […]

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